Google buys entire output from Texas wind farm

Google is upping its green credentials with a new agreement to buy the entire output from a wind farm in Texas. The Happy Hereford wind farm, which is expected to start producing electricity late next year, will have a total capacity of 240MW and will provide energy to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) – the […]

ABB wins $60m US power system order

Power and automation technology firm ABB has been awarded a contract worth around $60million (£37.9million) to replace a power transmission system in the US. The order from American Electric Power (AEP) includes engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in Texas, which is expected to enable efficient power exchange […]

USA’s Devon Energy swaps $2.2bn shale asset with Sinopec

American energy supplier Devon Energy is swapping a third of its five newest shale gas ventures for $2.2billion investment from Chinese state-owned oil firm Sinopec. The Oklahoma-based oil and gas firm will operate the projects, it announced yesterday. John Richels, Devon’s president and chief executive officer said: “This transaction provides us [with] further flexibility to […]

Heading to the great rig in the sky

US onshore oil and gas firm Patterson-UTI Energy is retiring 31 drilling rigs this December. While some rig parts may be auctioned, the firm plans to use distribute most to spare parts inventory to support other rigs in the fleet. The firm works in American states such as Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.